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Phoenix is the capital city of the Arizona. It is a largest and most populous city in United States. It has more than 1,000,000 people. Phoenix Residents is also known as Phoenicians. It is also a Metropolitan Area includes a number of cities that are right next door to each other and widen over 80 miles from east to west and 40 miles from north to south. It is the center of "the Valley of the Sun," the city has usually been connected with Old West myths, tourist resorts, and Sun Belt retirement communities. It occupies abscond land along the Salt River in the south-central part of the state, in what Arizonans call the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix is also emerging as one of the "newest" cities in the nation. It is among the country's top growing metropolitan areas, and with children under the age of 14 comprising a major percentage of its inhabitants, Phoenix is adding a youthful contrast to its traditions as a frontier desert town and a place "where the old-timers go to retire." The dell is also the site of such cities as Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale. Mutually, with Phoenix, they form one of the most quickly rising metropolitan areas in the nation. Scattered, low mountain ranges surround the valley. The city has a notable and famous following culture and has been home to numerous powerful American politicians and other dignitaries, including Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Carl Hayden, and Sandra Day O'Connor.

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Phoenix Recreation Culture and Attractions

The city of Phoenix has special cultures from a selection of sources as well as the large population of Mexican immigrants, the surrounding Native American communities, and the several folks from California and the northeast U.S. that now call Phoenix home. Greater Phoenix offers a vast number of charming and exclusive museums. In Copper Square-Downtown Phoenix, find out Phoenix's beginnings at the Museum of History or visit the distinctive Museo Chicano for an overview of historic and modern Mexican art. On the first Friday evening of each month, disseminate yourself with Phoenix's many emerging artists and modern art galleries at artLink's First Friday Art Walk. There are many theatres in Phoenix. The Phoenix Center Youth Theatre, CityJazz, Dance Phoenix, and the Phoenix Children's Chorus call the Phoenix Center for the Arts their home. The sound of music soars to new levels of attractiveness at the Arizona Opera and Phoenix Symphony while Ballet Arizona continues to happiness audiences with exciting dance productions. Phoenix celebrates the state's professional ballet company and other international dance companies. Phoenix is conducted the special events calendar include the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Football Classic, which opens the year with a game among two of the country's best collegiate teams on New Year's Day at Sun Devil Stadium. The Arizona State Fair, owed as one of the most winning in the nation, takes place in October and November. The year ends with the APS Fiesta of Light Parade and Victorian Holiday Celebration, two December celebrations of the holiday season in city center Phoenix. Throughout the final week of the month the Fiesta Bowl events lead the New Year's Day Fiesta Bowl game with the Pageant of Bands, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, and sports and cultural events. The city of Phoenix is the home to numerous professional sports franchises, including legislature of all four major professional sports leagues in the U.S.


Phoenix Demographics
Phoenix total population - 1,600,000
Phoenix male population - 810,000
Phoenix female population - 780,000 
Phoenix White population - 720,000
Phoenix Hispanic population - 680,000
Phoenix Asian population - 40,000
Phoenix Black population - 80,000
Phoenix Other race population - 3,000
Phoenix American Indian population - 23,000
Phoenix Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population - 1,000
                

Phoenix Education

Phoenix is provided by over 30 school districts, it is served by 16 separate public school districts, each with its own school board and superintendent. The Greater Phoenix area has a general magnet school program with an emphasis on particular course work in career fields such as aeronautics and aerospace, agri-business, and computer studies, among others. Phoenix is home to many private technical and business colleges, with the University of Phoenix and Maricopa Community Colleges, the second-largest public community college system in the United States. Arizona State University is the main institution of higher education in the region. The University of Phoenix has garnered the spot as the nation's top private university via its novel online degree program and 163 campuses during North America. There are many private colleges also they are including Grand Canyon University and a campus of the Arizona State University, the largest university in the Rocky Mountain area with an enrollment of about 58,000 students and 2,165 full-time faculty, based in nearby Tempe.


Phoenix History

Hohokams were the first settlers in Phoenix, building an elaborate canal system that brought water from the Salt River in the period of 300 BC. The city was established by Jack Swilling, a Confederate Soldier, and the town was named by Phillip Darrel Duppa who named it because the city's irrigation system was developed from the Hohokam ruins. Yavapai also had settlements in the area. Later, Maricopa peoples fleeing opponent tribes, came from the lower Gila River near its coming together with the Colorado River, and settled beside the Akimel O'odham. American and European "Mountain Men" probable came during the area, while exploring what is now central Arizona throughout the early 19th century. The valley was not militarily important, however, and did not spectator quarrel. The continuance of the old Hohokam ruins, performance clear paths for canals, made Swilling imagine new possibilities. Swilling had a series of canals built, which followed those of the prehistoric Native American system. A small community created that same year about 4 miles east of the present city. It was first called Pumpkinville, due to the large pumpkins that flourished in fields along the canals. Finally, Lord Darrell Duppa optional the name "Phoenix", as it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. "The earliest settlement was perhaps early in 1868 about 4 miles east of the present town where the flour mill was later erected. According to Farish, "The name Phoenix was first used formally when the Board of Supervisors of Yavapai County created an election precinct by the name, May 4, 1868." Phoenix has maintained a development strip in recent years, rising by 24.2% before 2007.


Phoenix Symbol

Phoenix nick name - Valley of the Sun, The Valley


Phoenix Flag

image of Phoenix flag

Phoenix Tourism

The city of Phoenix is the largest and capital city of Arizona. It is one of America's top growing cities and enjoys more than 300 sunny days each year. Presently the city is the six-largest city in the USA, Phoenix is situated on the north side of the Sonoran desert and this spreading metropolis is linked by numerous strips and highways. Phoenix is home to many tourist attraction including the most helpful including the Downtown Phoenix Visitor Information Center on North 2nd Street, and the Biltmore Tourist Information Center, which is located within the Biltmore Fashion Mall on Camelback Road. The downtown area of the city is known for being a mainly lively amusement district, containing one of the only baseball stadiums in America with a retractable roof. Nearby Phoenix, the Arizonan towns of Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe are now top resort destinations in their own right. The city of Phoenix is hosts many events and it is a major tourist destination in the winter months, suiting holidaymakers in search of sunshine and fine weather.


Phoenix Transportation

The city is operated by an increasing network of freeways, many of which were initiated by a 1/2 cent general sales tax measure accepted by voters in 1985. The street system is laid out in a traditional network system, with most roads leaning either north-south or east-west in Phoenix. The city is home to Sky Harbor International Airport. It is a major air port in Phoenix and it is placed in the metro area near several major freeway interchanges east of downtown Phoenix. Phoenix is served by Greyhound bus service, with the station at 24th Street located near the airport. Travel in the city is facilitated by the simple network layout. The Phoenix Transit System provides daily bus service in the metropolitan area. The city's transportation is importance to the area is highlighted by an estimated $72 million daily economic force.


Phoenix Universities and Colleges
Arizona Christian University, Phoenix, Arizona, United States - 600 Students
DeVry University, Downers Grove, Illinois, United States - 90,000+ Students
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 40,000 Students
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 380,700 Students
                

Phoenix Tourist Attractions
Aguila Golf Course - Phoenix, Arizona - Championship Golf Course
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - Phoenix, AZ - Antique chain store
Castles N' Coasters - Phoenix, Arizona - family amusement park
Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
Christown Spectrum Mall - Phoenix, Arizona - Shopping Center Featuring a 14 Screen Cinema
Desert Ridge Marketplace - Phoenix, Arizona - Open-Air Shopping Mall
Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ - Award-winning hotel
Enchanted Island - Phoenix, Arizona - family theme park and amusement park
Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North - Phoenix, AZ - Hotel
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting - Phoenix, AZ - Museum dedicated to firefighting history
Historic Heritage Square - Phoenix, AZ - Victorian-era historical site
Hohokam Pima National Monument Arizona
Hotel San Carlos - Phoenix, AZ - Historic boutique hotel
Legacy Golf Resort - Phoenix, AZ - Luxury golf resort
Metrocenter Mall - Phoenix, Arizona - Shopping and Entertainment Mall
Montezuma Castle National Monument Arizona
Navajo National Monument Arizona
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Arizona
Paradise Valley Mall - Phoenix, Arizona - Shopping Center
Phoenix Theatre - Phoenix, AZ - Performing arts venue
Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, Arizona - one of the best children's zoo in the United States
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - Phoenix AZ - Phoenix International Airport
Pioneer Living History Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort - Phoenix, AZ - Mountainside suite resort
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort - Phoenix, AZ - Luxury suite resort
Pueblo Grande - Phoenix, AZ - Archaeological park and museum
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport North - Phoenix, AZ - Conveniently located hotel
The Clarendon Hotel - Phoenix, AZ - Luxury hotel with renowned rooftop bar
The Rosson House - Phoenix, AZ - Museum
U.S Airways Center (Formerly America West Arena), Phoenix, Arizona - Events Arena
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
                

Phoenix Neighborhoods
Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood
Alhambra neighborhood
Camelback East neighborhood
Camlback Corridor neighborhood
Central City neighborhood
Central Phoenix neighborhood
Cooper Square neighborhood
Deer Valley neighborhood
Desert View neighborhood
Downtown neighborhood
Encanto neighborhood
Estrella neighborhood
Maryvale neighborhood
Metrocenter neighborhood
Moon Valley neighborhood
North Mountain neighborhood
North Phoenix neighborhood
Paradise Valley neighborhood
Roosevelt neighborhood
South Mountain neighborhood
South Phoenix neighborhood
Sunnyslope neighborhood
                

Phoenix Religions
Phoenix Catholic Church population is 40%
Phoenix Southern Baptist Convention population is 6%
Phoenix LDS (Mormon) Church population is 13%
Phoenix other population is 40%
                

Phoenix Government

Phoenix has a council-manager form of government. The city of Phoenix is served by a city council consisting of a mayor and eight city council members. These members are serve staggered four-year terms, in place of districts of the city, while the mayor is elected at large to a four-year term and also serve as a member of the council. Phoenix has won international gratitude and many awards for the excellence of management of the city. Another major state government capability is the Arizona State Hospital, managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Phoenix Economy

Phoenix economy was primarily agricultural, dependent mainly on the manufacturing and tourism. Tourism is a particularly vital part of the economy nearly more than 10 million visitors during the United States and Canada annually visiting for the warm weather and sunshine in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix continues to be an important resort center. Tourism and business services in exacting now account for nearly 77% of the area's total employment. Population and economic development have made Phoenix the center of the state's economy. Other economic sectors are aircraft and aircraft parts, electronic equipment, steel castings and fabrications, flour, boxes, agricultural chemicals, aluminum products, radios, mobile homes, air conditioning machinery, creamery products, beer, liquor, saddles and leather goods, apparel, Native American and Mexican novelties.


Phoenix Geography

Phoenix is the major, largest and capital city of Arizona. It is situated in the Salt River Valley, or "Valley of the Sun", in central Arizona. Its borders shared by the McDowell Mountains to the northeast, the White Tank Mountains to the west, the Superstition Mountains far to the east, and the Sierra Estrella to the southwest. It is also a Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area. The dams are depressed to allow the river to flow unhindered during releases. The residents are officially known as Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale MSA. Phoenix has a subtropical arid region climate. The climate is warm, with low humidity. The most extraordinary weather feature is sunshine around 325 days per year, making Phoenix one of the sunniest cities in the country.


Phoenix Information Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix,_Arizona
http://www.phoenixhomes.com/phoenix-arizona-information
http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-West/Phoenix-Introduction.html
http://geography.howstuffworks.com/united-states/geography-of-phoenix.htm
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g31310-s202/Phoenix:Arizona:Culture.html
http://www.internationalcircuit.com/phoenix/culture.php
http://www.phoenix.world-guides.com/
http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/phoenix.html


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The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team playing in the NBA western conference. They have never won an NBA title.
 
 
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